Director of Handbells
Email Julie Stitt, email@example.com
Julie graduated from Bemidji State University with a teaching license in vocal and classroom music and elementary education. She later received a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in special education from the University of MN.
Julie and her family joined Our Saviour’s in 1989. She directed the Westminster Handbell Choir from 1997 – 2003, then took one year off from directing handbells in 2003 in order to perform with Twin Cities Bronze, an auditioned handbell ensemble. In 2000, she attained a long time goal to become a published handbell composer and arranger. Her handbell ministry includes an experienced group of ringers called Carillon Handbell Choir, the Jubilate Kids Choir for gr. 4 – 12, and the Agape Ringers, a small ensemble of 5-6 experienced people who ring for special occasions. She has also been active in the music ministry at Our Saviour’s as a singer and occasional piano/keyboard accompanist.
Family: husband, Don and sons, Mike, and Erik, granddaughter Emily
When asked how her faith has been nurtured by the music at OSLC Julie said, “I felt welcome from the moment I first attended. I rang handbells and sang in the choir before I was even a member.”
Julie’s passions in life are composing/arranging for handbells, singing, and gardening. She has also become an avid scuba diver and has enjoyed traveling to new diving destinations with her husband and friends.